The Routledge Companion to Architectural Drawings and Models
From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying
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Architectural drawings and models are instruments of imagination, communication, and historical continuity. The role of drawings and models, their ownership, placement, and authorship in a ubiquitous digital age deserves careful consideration. Expanding on the well-established discussion of the translation from drawings to buildings, this book fills a lacuna in current scholarly publications, questioning the significance of the lives of drawings and models after construction.
Including emerging, well-known and world-renowned scholars in the fields of architectural history and theory and curatorial practices, the 35 contributions define recent research in four key areas:
- Drawing Sites/Sites of Knowledge Construction: Drawing, Office, Construction Site;
- The Afterlife of Drawings and Models: Archiving, Collecting, Displaying and Exhibiting;
- Tools of Making: Architectural Representations and their Apparatus Over Time;
- The Ethical Responsibilities of Collecting and Archiving: Authorship, Ownership, Copyrights, and Rights to Copy.
The research covers a wide range of geographies and delves into the practices of such architects as Sir John Soane, Superstudio, Viollet-le-Duc, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wajiro Kon, Germán Samper Gnecco, A+PS, Mies van der Rohe and Renzo Piano.
Table of Contents
CECI N’EST PAS UNE ARCHIVE
DRAWING SITES / SITES OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION
DRAWING, OFFICE, CONSTRUCTION SITE
- A Well Sited Archive
- The ‘House Arrest’ of Michelangelo’s Mural Drawings
- Representing Geohistory
- Buildings as Unsolicited Drawing Surfaces
- Brazilian Architecture Archives and Contemporary Challenges
- The Place of Models and Drawings in Sir John Soane’s House and Museum
- The Fabbriceria and the Mise en a-BIM
- Finding Traces in Germán Samper’s Sketches
- The Living Archive
- Chance and Change
- Life and Afterlife of a Design Process
- Thin Sheets
- The Intimate Archive
- Monuments in Motion
- The Secret Afterlife of Three Drawings and the Reproduction They Spawned
- The Singular Afterlife of What Was Once an Architectural Model
- Ever-lasting Inspirations of the Archival Architectural Drawings in Japan
- When is Architecture Art?
- Cold War Odyssey:
- I Will Begin with the Jar of Empty Pen Caps
- Animate Instruments
- The Architectural Office Space as a Measuring Tool
- Tear It Down!
- On the Archive Table
- How a Wrapping Paper Transforms Its Contents
- 108 Embodiments of Potential Architecture
- The Nature of Architecture
- A Collector’s Ethical Responsibilities?
- The Move of the Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings and Models
- After the Original (the Afterimage)
- Rise and Fall of a Draftsman
- Collecting "slowly but surely"
- On the Silence of the Colonial Archive
- The Luis Barragán Archives
- The Anxiety of Architectural Archives
The Carlo Scarpa Archive at the Castelvecchio Museum
ALBA DI LIETO
Exploring drawing as reconstruction in the archives of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
An atlas of Athenian inscriptions
The Archives of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Gregori Warchavchik, Lina Bo Bardi,
Roberto Burle Marx, Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.
Where and what are we trying to hide?
Making public the private archive
MARIA ELISA NAVARRO MORALES, CRISTINA ALBORNOZ RUGELES, ALEJANDRO HENRÍQUEZ LUQUE
The Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Renzo Piano Foundation
RENZO PIANO (RPBW) + CHIARA BENNATI, NICOLETTA DURANTE, GIOVANNA LANGASCO (RPF) interviewed by FEDERICA GOFFI
THE AFTERLIFE OF DRAWINGS AND MODELS
ARCHIVING, COLLECTING, DISPLAYING AND EXHIBITING
The survival and significance of architectural drawings and models
OLIVIA HORSFALL TURNER
Models and building of the Royal Albert Hall
Tracing openings within the archival matter of Alison + Peter Smithson
Sites of representation and embodiment in a reading of Drawing Matter
Exhibiting the full-scale replicas from the Barcelona School of Architecture Collection
CAROLINA B. GARCÍA ESTÉVEZ
JOÃO MIGUEL COUTO DUARTE
Traveling avant-garde survey sketches by Wajiro Kon
Architectural representations and the postmodern art world, or socioaesthetics
The Story of Mies van der Rohe’s Drawings and Papers
TOOLS OF MAKING AND KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION
ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATIONS AND THEIR APPARATUS OVER TIME
The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
Imagination and architectural drawing tools
MARIAN MACKEN, SAROSH MULLA, AARON PATERSON
Agency and afterlife of full-size models
Embodiment, objectivity and the construction of historical knowledge
City Metaphors and O. M. Ungers’ ghost images
Sisyphus building libraries of projects
JEAN-PIERRE CHUPIN, CARMELA CUCUZZELLA
The primitive hut and the Nordic Pavilion
THE ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF COLLECTING AND ARCHIVING
AUTHORSHIP, OWNERSHIP, COPYRIGHTS AND RIGHTS TO COPY
Álvaro Siza’s social housing projects at the Drawing Matter archive
NIALL HOBHOUSE interviewed by ANDREW CLANCY
From private archive to public collection and its promotion of use and deterrence of abuse
High costs, low roads and circumventions
MARCIA F. FEUERSTEIN
A biographic reading of the Lequeu legacy at the National Library of France
Constructing the Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm
Examining sensorial agency through the archival drawings of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
A long and controversial story
Federica Goffi, PhD, is Interim Director, Professor of Architecture, and Co-Chair of the PhD and MAS Program in Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Her book, Time Matter[s]: Invention and Re-imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter’s in the Vatican, was published by Ashgate in 2013. Her recent edited volumes include Marco Frascari’s Dream House: A Theory of Imagination (Routledge 2017); InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture (Routledge 2019), and the co-edited Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (Routledge 2019). She is the editor of And Yet It Moves: Ethics, Power, and Politics in the Stories of Collecting, Archiving and Displaying of Drawings and Models (Routledge 2021). She holds a PhD in Architecture and Design Research (Virginia Tech), a Dottore in Architettura (University of Genoa), and she is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy.
"In 1916, when the first architectural drawings from the recent past were brought in to lie beside Palladio and Jones at the RIBA, Halsey Ricardo spoke of the ‘pathetic eloquence’ with which they pictured a society, culture, and patterns of thought of a time just past. It is vital, if such pictures are to be faithfully drawn, to explore the patterns of collection by which architectural drawings and models have been preserved; the differences between the archival discipline and the process of inquiry in examining them; and commonalities or divergences in characteristics of drawings that may derive from hundreds of thousands in a modern office, or the scarce fragments of a Renaissance studio or Enlightenment collector’s cabinet. Here is a scrupulously curated conversation that – perhaps for the first time -- does just that."
Nicholas Olsberg, Former Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
"From tools of making to the documentation of built projects, drawings and models have long played a central role in the conceptual development of architectural projects. This momentous collection of essays brilliantly shows the development of the discipline by taking a new look at the traces left by the process of form generation, and offers glimpses of the potential for action in the contemporary world. The scope of subjects and the breath of erudition makes this thought-provoking collection a must-read for anyone interested in the significance of architecture."
Louise Pelletier, Director, Design Center, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
"The archive has been a potent metaphor for scholars in recent decades, but this cornucopia of first hand accounts insists on the archives as a physical site, one often deeply engaged in the politics of architecture and of reputations. A combination of oral history from those who have been at the helm of key collections and reflective texts on the very nature of architectural documents provides invitations for future historical work both for students launching a career and the most seasoned scholar alike."
Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Shapiro Professor of Art History, Columbia University (and former chief curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York)